Mary Zwart
Mary Zwart

so difficulft for many women intimidated by professionals. The last birth I attend was of a lady that was told that she had to be induced because the placenta was bad! She gave birth with 41 weeks beautifully at home.

Sílvia Roque Martins
Sílvia Roque Martins
  • Mary Zwart

I know, Mary Zwart, I know... The psychological terrorism of a bad placenta, of the insufficient amniotic fluid, of a too big baby... Poor women...

Adrianna Bowyer Anderson
Adrianna Bowyer Anderson
  • Mary Zwart

I was told all those things except the too big of baby part, they were telling me my baby could lose weight in utero! I did lots of my own research so I called B.S. on all their pressure techniques, but the Dr's manner made the last 12 days (post date) incredibly stressful which is not what a mama needs before birth.

Amy Louise Phair
Amy Louise Phair

40, or 41, or 42, or 43, or more... don't presume all babies take the same time to be ready. I have had three baby girls, all at different gestations of their OWN choosing and timing. One at 42, one at 41+5 and one at 42+2. Good friend of mine only just had her babe this month, at 45 weeks!

Lorna Miller
Lorna Miller
  • Amy Louise Phair

I went to 43+1

Malka Tabak
Malka Tabak

My older son was born at 42 weeks..... he took his time being born.....I made sure that the birth was his own, not the Dr. nurses or hospital schedule.... I'm happy that I did.

Danielle Stehr
Danielle Stehr

We are not microwave ovens! Your body and your baby know when it's time for birth.

Stephanie Aubry
Stephanie Aubry
  • Danielle Stehr

LOL.. what? we don't go beep?

Alicia Menda De López

I am on my 40 week and I can wait until my baby girl wants to come. If she is too comfy it is for a reason, if it is passed the 41 week then we will do all natural ways to poke her and remind her that we are ready to meet her and see her!

Betty Washington
Betty Washington

The best idea ever..

Elena Peñaranda
Elena Peñaranda

Les apoyo, ya era hora!

Loving Hands Childbirth-Doulas

Let baby pick her birthday not doctors, Hospitals, or her parents!

Renee Elilionis
Renee Elilionis

waited on all three to make their entrance when they were ready.....do not have any regrets.

Jenna Lindquist
Jenna Lindquist

Absolutely! Although I was induced on my first, after I was two weeks late and walked around dilated to 4 without any sign of contractions! Umbilical issues ended in C-section, :-(! But my second was born Vbac, with no problems 20 1/2 months later.

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